The carnets, in a facsimile edition, containing the notes, drawings and sketches made by Le Corbusier during his travels in the Orient.
Le Corbusier, an outstanding figure in 20th-century architecture, always carried a sketchbook, a sort of diary in which, faithful to the “habits” of the great 19th-century travelers, he accumulated observations, calculations, drawings of works and projects, while keeping careful notes on meetings, experiences, reflections.
These carnets constitute a rich source of information for an understanding of the thought and the boundless creative imagination of one of the greatest intellectuals of the 1900s.
This luxurious edition offers the facsimile reproduction of the carnets connected with the travels of Le Corbusier in the Orient, containing many exceptional sketches, studies and drawings that permit a perfect reconstruction of his movements.
The contributions of Giuliano Ghisleri provide a key of interpretation for the texts, which are included in a complete transcription of the handwritten words.